for Sir Edwin Lutyens. A proposal for a screen to be placed at the end of the Processional Way in Imperial Delhi. Drawn on Hotel notepaper Circa 1930. Typed description adhered to lower edge. Central horizontal fold, laid onto backing sheet. 13 by 15 cms.
This design was not executed, a more standard monument was preferred and this is now located at Coronation Park, Delhi, India.
The pre-eminent Sculptor of his day. Active service in the Great War gave Jagger an unparalleled insight into the realities of war, making him much in demand in Britain, Europe and beyond for his memorials as well as private commissions.
Awarded the Military Cross for gallantry he was severely wounded and towards the end of the Great War was appointed Official War Artist by the Ministry of Information.
His best known commissions are perhaps the Great Western Railway War Memorial in Paddington Railway Station and the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner. The latter caused controversy as it broke with convention by depicting a dead soldier. Jagger was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Sculptors for the work.
In New Delhi, he worked with Lutyens to produce statues of two past viceroys, Lord Harding and Lord Reading. He also sculpted the Elephants on the Rashtrapati Bhavan and collaborated with Lutyens on the extraordinary 18 feet tall marble statue of King George V for which this drawing is a preliminary idea.